G-8 Summit to add extra TFR to DC area

April 27, 2012

While world leaders and President Barack Obama gather at Camp David in Thurmont, Md., for the G-8 Summit May 18 and 19, a temporary flight restriction will shut down a large swath of airspace in the already restrictive Washington, D.C., area.

The FAA has released a flight advisory announcing that it will establish a 30-nautical-mile-radius TFR with an inner 10-nm-radius no-fly zone over Camp David, extending from the surface up to and including 17,999 feet msl. The TFR will extend into the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan Class B airspace and the Washington, D.C., Special Flight Rules Area. Exact times of the TFR have not yet been released.

Pilots may fly in the airspace between the 10- and 30-nm rings of the TFR if they are on an active IFR or VFR flight plan with an ATC-assigned transponder code and maintain two-way radio communications, among other requirements.

The flight advisory emphasizes that the TFR could change with little or no notice and that pilots should check notams frequently.